MAYBE vs MAY BE

MAYBE or MAY BE

MAYBE is an adverb that means perhaps

• Maybe it will stop raining soon. = Perhaps it will stop raining soon.

• A: I thought Suzy would be here by now. B: Maybe she forgot.

 

MAY BE

MAY is a modal verb which indicates possibility.

• He may be lost = It is possible that he is lost

• This may be the best website = This is possibly the best website

After MAY BE we usually have an adjective, a noun or a verb (in ING form)

• He may be crazy. (may be + adjective)

• He may be a genius. (may be + article + noun)

• He may be trying too hard. (may be + verb ING form)

 

Remember that MAY is similar to MIGHT

• He may be late = He might be late

Maybe you have a better explanation than this…

By: Sibilla

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